Google Scholar Citations

Maia R., Gruson, H., Endler, J.A. and White T. pavo 2.0: new tools for the spectral and spatial analysis of colour in R. Submitted, preprint available from BioRxiv

Maia R. and White T. Comparing colours using visual models. Behavioral Ecology_ 29:649-659. [pdf]

Brooks K.C., Maia R., Duffy J.E., Hultgren K.M. and Rubenstein D.R. Ecological generalism facilitates the evolution of sociality in snapping shrimps. Ecology Letters 20:1516-1525. [pdf]

Uyeda, J.C., Pennell, M.W., Miller, E.T., Maia, R.and McClain, C.R. 2017. The evolution of energetic scaling across the vertebrate Tree of Life. The American Naturalist 190:185-199. [pdf]

D’Alba, L.*, Maia, R.*, Hauber, M.E. and Shawkey, M.D. 2016. The evolution of eggshell cuticle in relation to nesting ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283:20160687. (*equal contribution) [pdf]

Maia, R., Rubenstein, D.R. and Shawkey, M.D. 2016. Selection, constraint, and the evolution of coloration in African Starlings. Evolution 70:1064-1079. [pdf]

Rubalcaba, J.G., Polo, V., Maia, R., Rubenstein, D.R. and Veiga, J.P. 2016. Sexual and natural selection in the evolution of extended phenotypes: the use of green nesting material in starlings. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:1585–1592. [pdf]

Iskandar, J.P., Eliason, C.M., Astrop, T., Igic, B., Maia, R. and Shawkey, M.D. 2016. Morphological basis of glossy red colors. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119:477-487. [pdf]

Eliason, C.M., Maia, R. and Shawkey, M.D. 2015. Modular color evolution facilitated by a complex nanostructure in birds. Evolution 69:357-367. [pdf]

Simons, M.*, Maia, R.*, Leenknegt, B. and Verhulst, S. 2014. Carotenoid-dependent signals and the evolution of plasma carotenoid levels in birds. American Naturalist 184:741-751. [pdf] (*equal contribution)

Manica, L.T., Maia, R., Dias, A., Podos, J. and Macedo, R.H. 2014. Vocal output predicts territory quality in a Neotropical songbird. Behavioral Processes 109(A):21-26. [pdf]

Pessoa, D.M.A., Maia, R., Ajuz, R.C.A., Moraes, P.Z.P.M., Spyrides, M.H.C. and Pessoa, V.F. 2014. The adaptive value of primate color vision for predator detection. American Journal of Primatology 76:721:729. [pdf] featured:, ciencia hoje

Maia, R., Rubenstein, D.R., Shawkey, M.D. 2013. Key ornamental innovations facilitate diversification in an avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:10687–10692. [pdf] featured: Not Exactly Rocket Science, WKSU Exploradio, The Conversation, WQED, Pantone View, Süddeutsche, Eos Wetenschap,, Sci-News, ScienceDaily, PNAS First Look, uakron

Sicsú, P., Manica, L.T., Maia R. and Macedo, R.H. 2013. Here comes the sun: multimodal displays are associated with sunlight incidence. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1633-1642. [pdf]

Maia, R., Eliason, C.M., Bitton, P.-P., Doucet, S.M., Shawkey, M.D. 2013. pavo: an R package for the analysis, visualization and organization of spectral data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:906-913. [pdf]

Maia, R., Brasileiro, L., Lacava, R.V. and Macedo, R.H. 2012. Social environment affects acquisition and color of structural nuptial plumage in a sexually dimorphic tropical passerine. PLOS ONE 7(10): e47501. [pdf]

Snyder, H.K., Maia, R., D'Alba, L., Shultz, A.J., Rowe, K.M.C., Rowe, K.C. and Shawkey, M.D. 2012. Iridescent colour production in hairs of blind golden moles (Chrysochloridae). Biology Letters 8:393-396. [pdf] featured: uakron , Nature, NewScientist, Discovery News, Examiner, popsci , msnbc , Yahoo! News  India, Museum Victoria, Sify News, Care2

Maia, R., Macedo, R.H. and Shawkey, M.D. 2012. Nanostructural self-assembly of iridescent feather barbules through depletion attraction of melanosomes during keratinization. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9:734-743. [pdf]

Shawkey, M.D, Maia, R. and D’Alba, L. 2011. Proximate bases of silver color in Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) feathers. Journal of Morphology 272:1399-1407. [pdf]

Maia, R., D’Alba, L. and Shawkey, M.D. 2011. What makes a feather shine? A nanostructural basis for glossy black colours in feathers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 278:1973-1980. [pdf] featured: uakron, physorg, ohioauthority

Maia, R. and Macedo, R.H. 2011. Achieving luster: prenuptial molt pattern predicts iridescent structural coloration in blue-black grassquits. Journal of Ornithology 152:243-252. [pdf]

Lacava, R.V., Brasileiro, L., Maia, R., Oliveira, R.F. and Macedo, R.H. 2010. Social environment affects testosterone in captive male blue-black grassquits. Hormones and Behavior 59:51-55. [pdf]

Santos, E.S.A., Maia, R. and Macedo, R.H. 2009. Condition dependent resource-value affects male-male competition in the blue-black grassquit. Behavioral Ecology 20:553-559. [pdf]

Maia, R., Caetano, J.V.O., Báo, S.N. and Macedo, R.H. 2009. Iridescent structural colour production in male blue-black grassquit feather barbules: the role of keratin and melanin. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 6:S203-S211. [pdf]

Aguilar, T.M., Maia, R., Santos, E.S.A. and Macedo, R.H. 2008. Parasite levels in blue-black grassquits correlate with male displays but not female mate preference. Behavioral Ecology 19:292-301. [pdf]

Dacier, A., Maia, R., Agustinho, D.P. and Barros, M. 2006. Rapid habituation of scan behavior in captive marmosets following brief predator encounters. Behavioural Processes 71:66-69. [pdf]

Invited Chapters

Maia, R. and Alves, E.S.A. 2008. Tropical Bird Communities. In: Tropical Zoology, from the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the auspices of UNESCO (Macedo, R.H.F. and Morris, M.; Orgs.). Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers, 2008.

Dias, A., Maia, R. and Dias, R.I. 2008. Breeding Strategies of Tropical Birds. In: Tropical Zoology, from the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the auspices of UNESCO (Macedo, R.H.F. and Morris, M.; Orgs.). Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers, 2008.

* indicates equal contribution